Can I use a video of someone hurting my animal in my house, if the videotaping was not consented to by that person?

Asked on April 16, 2014 under Criminal Law, New York


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can present your video as evidence of the person hurting an animal in your house without the person's consent.

Video surveillance is frequently used as evidence without the consent of the person being filmed; for example, red light cameras, identification of the Boston bombing suspects, convenience store surveillance cameras showing evidence of a robbery, etc.

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